And I recently re-read the class requirements:
- Eye and ear protection - check
- A working, reliable, defensive-oriented firearm - check
- 200 rounds of ammunition - check
- 3 magazines or speedloaders with holders ... need a new holder
- A quality, strong-side, belt-mounted type holster (NO shoulder holsters) - check
- A sturdy belt to hold your holster and magazine pouch - check
- Comfortable footwear and clothing - check
And then this:
As of 4/4/2012, ANY holster that utilizes the index or trigger finger of the shooting hand to disengage a locking device to release the handgun is now disallowed from ANY Rochester Personal Defense, LLC class, training, event, or any function that we host or have involvement with.Um. Crap. My frequent carry gun lately has been the M&P40c in my murse. I do have a holster for it - a Serpa paddle.
I'm going to give MrsZ first choice on what to use when we take the class; I know she has a fondness for the 5946 - which I have all the required/approved gear for. My preference is one of the M&Ps, either the full-size 9mm or the compact .40 ... but that means a new holster and mag pouch. Crap.
I could shoot the class with my 1911, but I really don't carry that much anymore (and 200 rounds of .45 is steep). The PM9 and 642 aren't ideal for a 200-round class. Not taking a wheelie.
I'm torn between putting in an order with Dragon Leather for a FlatJack and waiting for it to arrive to take the class, or just ordering a Galco/Bianchi/Desantis something or other. (To be fair, I have a Galco FLETCH for the 1911 and it's a fine holster. But it's not a Dragon.)
So ... yes. First world problems.